Two Seek Office of Police Commissioner
James B. Duncan, a lifelong Port Washington resident and successful local business owner for 35 years, is seeking his third term as commissioner on the three-member Board of Police District Commissioners. Commissioner Duncan's goal is to continue utilizing his experience as a Captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers and a retired, decorated Nassau County Police Officer, with two life saving awards. In addition, James B. Duncan has served as a captain in the Port Washington Fire Department and will be celebrating 40 years of emergency service to the community in January.
A Look at Port Washington's Economy
How is Port Washington faring in the current economic climate? Watching stock prices plummet while house prices rocket can make it difficult to know just how well or badly we are doing. Some prominent Port Washington residents, with better local economic insight than most, gave us their views on our economy.
On The Bay
As frostbite sailors woke up Sunday morning, November 17th, the wind on Manhasset Bay was predicted to be in the gale force range, and thoughts of sailing during the afternoon hours were all but forgotten. Race Committee Chairperson Herb Schmidt held off canceling for the day to wait to see if the wind might decrease and prove the weather forecasters wrong. Luckily for the sailors, who really do not like to miss a weekend of sailing and eagerly await the opportunity to sail in cold, damp and rainy weather, the front was stalled keeping the wind between 12-14 knots out of the NNE, perfect for the little dinghies. Seven teams of racers competed in five races, with the last race of the day a crew race. There were no Laser sailors out last Sunday. The winners for the day: 1. #536, Pedro Lorson/Mimi Berry, 2. #661, Jonathan Siener/Monique Gaylor, and 3. #707, Bob Kirtland/Mark Cornachio. Mimi Berry won the crew race. Normally this column does not record second place in the crew race, but this week an exception is being made. Louise Browning, who is 12 years old, came in second to Mimi Berry, who is a very experience sailor. Louise skippered her IC dinghy with confidence and skill, and it was a joy to see her do so well. Louise is the daughter of John Browning and Stephanie Baas, both of whom are avid Sonar and Ideal 18 sailors in the warm weather months and skipper their own "his and her" IC dinghies during the winter.
Paul Aloe Runs NYC Marathon for 10th Consecutive Time
Recent knee surgery could not stop Port Washington resident Paul H. Aloe from finishing the 32nd annual New York City Marathon for a 10th consecutive time. "Even though this may not be my best time," Aloe said. "It's like a whole other challenge because of the knee surgery."
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